It’s the middle of the night, (4:30 am), I wake to find my wife in the living room praying. This is not unusual, for most of our 30 years together we have lived by faith.
To put it simply, we do not have a regular pay check, insurance, or unemployment if work is not there.
Bette is the one who thinks ahead, has good sense, is a Proverbs 31 woman.
I seem to coast along not concerned about money, until my pockets are empty and the mortgage is due. How can she stand the uncertainty of living with me.
She loves and has faith in the Lord. She has seen the Lords provision many times, often at the last minute, or beyond. Sometimes its the work we’ve prayed for, and sometimes it’s in the form of gifts.
Like the Hebrews, saved from slavery in Egypt, we’ve seen the Lord do mighty works, signs and wonders, yet still worry about todays need.
It begs the question : “What are we to do or think about; In Every Thing?
The Word tells us if we love the Lord and are obedient children:
In Every Thing we are rich.
☆ “we abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.”
This is promised and given to us by the Lord Jesus Christ. A measure of faith, the knowledge to speak and live the Word of God. We must be diligent, faithful, prayerful, we must love the Lord, sit at His feet, Praise and Worship His majesty, allow His love to reach out to others through us.
☆ ” God will make you rich enough so that you can always be generous.”
The widow from 1 Kings 17, when Elijah asked for a morsel of food said:
” I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.”
Elijah asked her to give him food first, she did and never ran out of meal or oil.
It doesn’t matter how little we have, if we give we shall receive. My Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills, we are rich in Christ, He will provide according to His riches in glory.
☆ “Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.”
If we could just learn to Rejoice in the Lord, knowing He is in control. We have a lesson to learn in this situation, pray as the Lord taught us:
Worship, acknowledge God is God
Accept His will
Ask for your needs
Ask for forgiveness – remember forgiveness hinges on our forgiving others
Ask for protection, direction
God promises the peace that passes understanding will keep our hearts and minds.
☆ “Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this.”
It may seem God has forgotten you, you are alone, help is not on the way but help is on the way!
Don’t quit; pray, praise, quench not the Spirit, relie, trust and believe that God can, God will and even if He doesn’t; We will still Worship and Serve Him.
Prove His Word…..He is Faithful and Just and will preserve us blameless till His coming. He has called us to His service and He will do it.
Posted from WordPress for Android